Spacious Loft With Big Windows in Prospect Heights Landmark Asks $2.095 Million


With three bedrooms and a den, this is one of the largest apartments we’ve seen for sale at Prospect Heights’ P.S. 9 Annex. It also has high ceilings, extra tall windows, interesting moldings, and wood floors.

It’s located on the second floor of 279 Sterling Place, a striking Romanesque Revival red-brick school that is an individual landmark and also within the Prospect Heights Historic District. Designed by James W. Naughton, the school was built in 1895, fell into disrepair in the 20th century, and was converted to apartments in the 1980s.

The apartment radiates off from a central great room with enormous windows and a 14-foot-high ceiling emphasized by tripartite moldings. The three bedrooms are similarly appointed, including one in a tower with windows on two exposures.

Open to the great room, the u-shaped kitchen has plenty of storage in wood cupboards, granite counters, and a dishwasher. A windowless but spacious den is shown set up as an office.

Two recently updated full bathrooms have blue tile accents; one has a white hex tile floor. A half bath is not pictured.

There is in-unit laundry and seven large closets, including two walk-ins. A loft area accessible via a pull-down ladder at the entry vestibule has additional storage.

The unit last sold in 2006 for $1.25 million; monthly maintenance is $3,202. Listed by Nigel Hall and Margaret Simmons of Compass, the co-op is asking $2.095 million. Like it?

[Listing: 279 Sterling Place #2A | Broker: Compass] GMAP

hall with wood floor

living room with tall windows and wood floor

prospect heights - dining room with wood floor

kitchen with wood cabinets and beadboard on the walls

bedroom with two windows and wood floor

bedroom with two exposures and blue walls

bedrom with hot pink walls

bedroom with wood floor and track lighting

bathroom with blue tile floor and white fixtures

bathroom with white fixtures and a blue border tile

exterior of former public school

common garden area

floorplan showing bedrooms on one end of the unit and kitchen on the other

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